Everything is pretty much back to normal and the house is wearing its post holiday winter look! I am keeping the pinecone garland up on the mantel for a while yet. The fireplace cover is back but is easy to take on and off, and we will stoke up a fire again soon enough.
We have had so many grey days this winter, and I'm practically shooting this post in the dark. Here's the proof!
It all makes for a pretty soft focus, and I'm not sure that is such a bad thing for a cozy sitting room.
The lettered basket is a new addition.
As is the fleece-y throw. We also have a fleece to switch between the window bench and the hearth, and they both go a long way toward warming up a mostly white room.
But I wonder if you caught a glimpse of what I was aiming to show you in this post? I hauled it all over to the window for more light. I found an amazing stash of ironstone at the fleamarket yesterday, and I don't think my heart rate has quite come back down yet!
Love the lid handle on this piece! All of the ironstone was in the same booth and must have come from a collection in some local estate. Score! My own personal lottery!
Yummy detail on this little sauce pitcher. Its mark is shown below.
The stack of dinner plates beneath it are Haviland porcelain from France.
The most special ironstone piece I have ever found-- An antique cake stand from Wyllie and Son that is over a hundred and fifty years old! (Under eight dollars.) (Yes. You read that correctly.) I have a reproduction stand from Williams Sonoma very similar to this one, but I have never seen an antique one to buy except online.
A couple of humble old jelly jars gave me a thrill too.
Finally, an adorable coffee pot to join my collection of Rose Point china by Pope Gosser. Truly amazing deals for all. Happy New Year to me!
January is half over already!
I hope it is a great new week for you!